Great Lakes Employee Benefit Services changes name, combines with McGraw Wentworth

Troy, Michigan, March 31, 2014: Great Lakes Employee Benefit Services, which was acquired by Marsh & McLennan Agency LLC (MMA) in February 2014, is joining forces with another Michigan-based MMA firm, McGraw Wentworth. The combined employee group benefits brokerage firm will operate as McGraw Wentworth, a Marsh & McLennan Agency LLC company. Great Lakes’ founders Joseph Coan and Jim Scoggin and their client service staff became employees of McGraw Wentworth in February. As of March 31, 2014, all employees are now located at McGraw Wentworth’s headquarters in Troy, Mich. McGraw Wentworth now has 87 employees providing strategic benefit consulting services to over 210 publicly and privately held midsize organizations in Michigan and nationwide. “We are happy to have our local MMA benefits team consolidated into one location,” said Thomas McGraw, president of McGraw Wentworth. “We have already begun working together on several initiatives, but combining our staff into one location provides management efficiencies and fosters an even greater sense of teamwork.” “Our team structure and skillset fits well with McGraw Wentworth’s service model. Combining our teams into one office simply expands the resources and expertise that we can offer all of our clients,” said Mr. Scoggin, co-founder of Great Lakes Employee Benefit Services, now an account director with McGraw Wentworth.